The summer school is hosted at the International Academic Forum Heidelberg (IWH) just below the Heidelberg castle in the old town of Heidelberg.


Hauptstrasse 242
D-69117 Heidelberg
Phone.: +49 (0) 62 21 / 54 - 36 90

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From Frankfurt Airport

Option 1: by German Railway to Heidelberg Main Station (Hauptbahnhof). Follow directions below.

Option 2: using the Airport Transfer and Limousine Service (TLS; Tel. +49 (0) 6221 770077). Depending on which airline you are using, you will be picked up at the Meeting Point at either Terminal 1 or 2. TLS will take you directly to the IWH or your Hotel. Advance reservation with information on the airline and flight number is required. University guests may be entitled to a discount.

Option 3: By Lufthansa Airport Bus. The bus stops at the Meeting Point in Terminal 1, Halle B, Exit B 4-5 (Arrivals level). It will take you to Bahnhofstraße 3-5 in Heidelberg. From there, proceed to bus stop "Seegarten" (1 minute walk) and take the bus line 20 direction to "Heidelberg Altstadt" or proceed to bus stop "Bismarckplatz" (5 minute walk) where you can take bus line 33 in direction Köpfel or line 35 direction Neckargemünd to stop at "Neckarmünzplatz" or "Heidelberg Altstadt" (see below).

By German Railway

Arrival at Heidelberg Main Station (Hauptbahnhof); from there

Option 1: take the S-Bahn (S1, S2 - destination Osterburken), alight at "S-Bahnhof Altstadt". Travel time: 4 minutes. It is a 3-5 minute walk to the IWH from there.

Option 2: take Bus line 33 (direction "Köpfel") from the stop in front of the train station. Alight at the "S-Bahnhof Altstadt". Travel time: approx. 17 minutes. It is a 3-5 minute walk to the IWH from there.

By Car

Option 1: Take autobahn A5 to exit 38 ("Heidelberg Mitte"). At the end of the autobahn, shift to the left lane and take local road B37 towards Eberbach/Mosbach along the Neckar river. At "Karlstor" (the second traffic light after the old bridge ("Alte Brücke")), turn right into "Hauptstraße" (narrow street). The IWH is on your left.

Option 2: Take autobahn A6 to the "Sinsheim" exit. Turn onto local road B37 towards Neckargemünd and drive to Heidelberg along the Neckar River. At "Karlstor", turn left into "Hauptstraße". The IWH is on your left.

The parking situation is tense in the old town. Nearest parking facilities are "Parkhaus 13" (maximum height 1,90m) at the "Karlsplatz/Rathaus" (3-minute walk to IWH) and "Parkhaus 12" (maximum height 1,80m) at "Kornmarkt/Schloss" near the funicular. It is a 5-minute walk from there to the IWH.